Every tribe and nation are bound by certain cultural beliefs and traditions. Nigeria has got a good number of cultural practises such as witch hunting, magun and a bunch of others which seems strange. These practices are totally normal and acceptable for inhabitants of those places where they are Practised. Most Secluded Nigerian Culture: Who Are The Kambari People?
Magun also known as Thunderbolt. Nigerian, like some other countries, have little or no tolerance for adultery. Magun is a black magic which is commonly used by the Yorubas, is placed in a married woman without her being aware of it either by her husband or his family so that if she commits adultery, her lover could end up losing his life or getting stuck while in the act. Top 5 Beautiful Cultural Festivals In Nigeria
This is common amongst the Igbos. A widow is subjected to humiliation to prove she has no hand in her husband’s death. All kinds of punishments are inflicted on her such as making her drink the water used in washing her husband’s corpse, shaving off her hair and the likes. 5 Beliefs And Taboos In Ancient Igboland
3. Witch Hunting
This is a practice among the Edos. When a man or woman is suspected to either be a witch or a wizard due to strange occurrences or deaths in the family or community. Such person is taken to a witch doctor to undergo all kinds of torture to force the truth out of them and make them confess.
4. Fattening Room
The fattening room is an ancient practice in calabar which gradually going extinct. The fattening room is a place young women are prepared for womanhood. In ancient times, fat was viewed as a sign of prosperity, fertility and beauty. Young girls are usually taken to the fattening room during puberty. Top 5 Most Bizzare Religions Around The World